I generally resist labeling my own ideological commitments. (Why that is so is a subject for an entirely different post.) But when writing on the subject of Hillary Clinton and the current presidential election, I reluctantly find it necessary to do so. The reason for this is that people like and dislike Secretary Clinton for so many different reasons. Some think that she is not devoted enough to national security, others that she is too hawkish. Some think that her cavalier handling of classified information should put her in jail instead of the White House, while others find her too secretive. People object to her from both sides on a surprisingly large number of issues. Thus a mere declaration of support for, or opposition to, her candidacy is simply not very informative.
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